Readings for next Sunday, 16th  April:

Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31: 1-6                            Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 

Colossians 3: 1-4  or Acts 10: 34-43                 John 20: 1-18  or Matthew 28:1-10

 

Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy: Greg Hughson has  been  Ecumenical  Chaplain at Otago University  since  February  2000.  You can find out more about the ministries of the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy team via   http://www.otago.ac.nz/chaplainhttp://www.otago-tertiary-chaplaincy.nz   and    Facebook: Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy. To register as a  friend of the Chaplaincy and receive  news  via  e-mail, please go to http://www.otago-tertiary-chaplaincy.nz/friends-newsletter. Greg can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Parish Office: will be closed for Easter from 1pm on Thursday 13th until 9am Wednesday 19th April. Check the office answer-phone for emergency contact people over the holiday period.

 

Easter Services: Wendy is looking for people to read short readings at the Maundy Thursday service this week. Please phone her at the office tomorrow is you are happy to help. Thank you.

 

Parish Fair: Raffles: Congratulations to the following winners: Bathroom Hamper – Gaynor; Gardener’s Hamper – M A Fulton; Grocery Hampers – Rosemary Smith and Bronwyn Walters. A huge thank you to everyone who donated goods for the raffles but especially to Susan who generously provided the garden and bathroom raffles and did them up so attractively.  Many thanks to Susan for also putting together so many Easter themed prizes for the chocolate wheel - they were very popular and well received.
 

St Margaret's PWANZ next meeting this Tuesday 11th April will be a visit to the Pop Up Shop "Unstitched" at 23 Princess St at 1:30pm. Transport will be arranged.

 

Lunch@Sidey – you may not realise that this is a free lunch open to everyone – it would be lovely to see more of our own congregations coming along to enjoy this weekly lunch in Sidey Hall, Thursdays at 11.30pm.

"A Rocha Dunedin” start-up event for 2017 with “Save The Otago Peninsula” (STOP), TODAY at 2.00pm. Care of Creation...Service in a special place...Meet some new people... Have fun...be a sign of Hope.

Join us at Smiths Creek, Bacon St, Turnbull’s Bay on the Otago Peninsula as we clear summer weeds from the native trees we planted last spring. We have some gardening gloves but bring your own if you have them. Then we'll meet a little further along the peninsula at the Portobello Presbyterian Church for food and worship together, to be led by members of "The Table" from Highgate Church.

We will provide refreshments but you're welcome to contribute some food for sharing. If you need transport contact Selwyn Yeoman 027 357 8459 or <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>"

 

Foot Washing Ceremony – all welcome at the Dunedin Hospital Chapel at 4.30pm on Thursday 13th April (Maundy Thursday) for a Foot Washing Ceremony.

 

Good Friday Evening ‘Vigil’ – All welcome to Knox Church at 7pm on Friday 14th April for a Meditation on the Cross for today’s people.

 

Caversham Connect Newsletter – the April edition is now available for reading on the community noticeboards, online or at the parish office. Lots of local news, stories and history. To receive your own copy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs –phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit cba.org.nz/easter for more information.

 

 This Week:

Monday 10th          7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 11th         1.30pm      Green Island PWANZ meet at Church for outing

Wednesday 12th   7.00pm      Session meets in parish office

Thursday 13th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

                               7.30pm     Maundy Thursday Service at Caversham

Friday 14th             9.00am      Meet at Shark Bell, St Clair Esplanade for the Ecumenical Southern Walk of the Cross

                             10.00am      Good Friday Service at Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 16th            9.00am      Easter Day Service at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Easter Day Service at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 9th April:

Isaiah 50: 4-9a             Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29  or Psalm 31: 9-16

Philippians 2: 5-11                Matthew 21: 1-11 or

Matthew 26: 14- 27:66    or   Matthew 27: 11-54

 

Can you help??? The Parish Communications team is looking for someone to assist them with a small task each month – this involves writing a small item for The Star newspaper community news section. If you feel this is something you would like to do, please talk to either Jillian (487 6307) or Sybil (487 8018) or the office.

 

Thank you to all bedpushers

 Dear Sue,

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the members of your church for the help you gave us at the Hospital Chapel recently. It is appreciated that it is not always easy to gather together a group of people for this purpose. We also realise that each of you has made a real sacrifice of time and energy and perhaps had to miss out on your own church service to be at the hospital.

 Please convey to all your members our sincere thanks for their contribution. Without the help of groups such as yours our hospital worship services would be difficult to maintain Sunday by Sunday. We trust that you all got the same satisfaction of joy from your efforts as the patients and staff did from being able to share in the worship of God while here in hospital.

Yours sincerely,

Frances  (Administrator / Fundraiser, Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust)

 

The NZ Bible Society aims to grant 4,000 Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture portions to hospitals, hospices and prisons in NZ. To donate to this campaign please post donations to Bible House, Private Bag 27 901, Marion Square, Wellington 6141 or online www.biblesociety.org.nz / donate or Freephone 0800 424 253.

 

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture : “Inherited genes and environment: that which makes us unique” – by Prof Tony Merriman; Tuesday 4 April, 5.30pm in Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union St East. All welcome.

 

NZ Presbyterian Research Network extends an invitation to a showcase and lecture by Peter Crothall -“The Chrysalis Seed Art & Christianity Collection” on Thursday 6th April, 5.30 – 7.00pm. Refreshments at the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership and a self-guided tour of the art in the Hewitson Block between 5 – 5.30pm; lecture at 7pm in Hewitson Library, Knox College, Arden St.

 

Foot Washing Ceremony – all welcome at the Dunedin Hospital Chapel at 4.30pm on Thursday 13th April (Maundy Thursday) for a Foot Washing Ceremony.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs – either using the enclosed envelopes or phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit cba.org.nz/easter for more information.

 

This Week:

Today                   12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 4th April   7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee in parish office

Thursday 6th         10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 8th           9.00am      Caversham Market

Sunday 9th              9.30am      Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                              11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

Easter Services:

Sunday 9th April                       Passion / Palm Sunday

Thursday 13th         7.30pm     Maundy Thursday Service at Caversham

Friday 14th             9.00am      Meet at Shark Bell, St Clair Esplanade for the Ecumenical Southern Walk of the Cross

                              10.00am      Good Friday Service at Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 16th             9.00am      Easter Day Service at Caversham

                               11.00am     Easter Day Service at St Margaret’s Green Island

 
 

 

Interim Moderator: The Rev Graeme Munro

Telephone 473 8911   Mobile (027) 473 0526

 

Session Clerk: Mrs Jillian Criglington

Telephone 487 6307

 

Office Administrator: Mrs Wendy Crawford

Telephone 487 6367

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 26th March:

1 Samuel 16: 1-13                           Psalm 23            

Ephesians 5: 8-14                            John 9: 1-41

 

Parish Fair: is happening at 11am THIS Saturday 25th March.

  • Stall conveners are asked to ensure their items are priced and stall all ready to go by Friday night – the hall will be open from 9am Thursday and on Friday between 9am – 7pm.
  • Baking and fresh produce can be brought in early on Saturday.
  • Could all helpers be on site by at least 10am please?
  • All raffle cards need to be returned to office by Friday (sold or unsold)

Thank you to all who are helping - let’s make this a successful fundraiser!!!

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day A huge thank you to all who collected for Hospital Chaplaincy recently; to date the amount collected is $9,244.70. A wonderful effort!!! This is the Chaplaincy Services major fundraising effort for the year and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like you. Your ongoing support allows the Chaplaincy Team to continue in their significant ministry of support of patients in Dunedin and Wakari hospitals and their families. Once again, we are so grateful to you for your assistance and continued support.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet next Monday, 27th March. Meet at the Caversham Church at 1.30pm to share transport to Portobello.

 

NZ Presbyterian Research Network extends an invitation to a showcase and lecture by Peter Crothall -“The Chrysalis Seed Art & Christianity Collection” on Thursday 6th April, 5.30 – 7.00pm. Refreshments at the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership and a self-guided tour of the art in the Hewitson Block between 5 – 5.30pm; lecture at 7pm in Hewitson Library, Knox College, Arden St.

 

Neighbours Day24 / 25 March. Presbyterian Support has put together packs to make it easier for people to do something in their street for Neighbour’s Day; we have two packs to give away (one for Caversham and one for Green Island) – these include invitations, an ice-breaker bingo game, a copy of Dunedin Emergency Planning Guide, tea and coffee. These packs are in the parish office – if you plan to arrange a gathering in your street, please see Wendy to pick up a pack.

 

Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall.  Everyone welcome. The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip.   Afternoon tea will follow.

 

Nambawan! Pacific Vision Vanuatu Newsletter March edition is on the church notice-board. If you would like to receive your own copy by email please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago.

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street.

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

This Week:

Monday 20th                            Office Closed – Otago Anniversary Day

Thursday 23rd      9.00am       Setting up for parish fair

                             10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

                              7.30pm      Ministry Settlement Board meets

Friday 24th      9am – 7pm      Sidey Hall open for fair set up

Saturday 25th     10.00am       All fair helpers to be at Sidey Hall

                            11.00am      PARISH FAIR gets underway

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 2nd April:

Ezekiel 37: 1-14           Psalm 130          

Romans 8: 6-11            John 11: 1-45

 

Parish Fair: A huge thank you to all who helped with the fair yesterday!! It was a great team effort and special thanks to Sue Lambie, Ken Baker and Anne Watkins for putting it all togetherJ.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs – either using the enclosed envelopes or phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit cba.org.nz/easter for more information.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: tomorrow, 27th March. Meet at the Caversham Church at 1.30pm to share transport to Portobello.

 

Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall.  Everyone welcome.

The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip.   Afternoon tea will follow.

 

NZ Presbyterian Research Network extends an invitation to a showcase and lecture by Peter Crothall -“The Chrysalis Seed Art & Christianity Collection” on Thursday 6th April, 5.30 – 7.00pm. Refreshments at the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership and a self-guided tour of the art in the Hewitson Block between 5 – 5.30pm; lecture at 7pm in Hewitson Library, Knox College, Arden St.

 

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online www.dunedinrailways.co.nz. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.

 

Thanks from Presbyterian Support for your recent donations to the Foodbank. “Donations from supporters like you really make a difference to families at this time of the year. Your support means families in need are provided for, ensuring their health and well-being and helping to build positive change, strong families and healthy communities. Thank you for helping us to help people in Otago.”

 

Presbyterian Support People magazine – copies are available on the back table. Please feel free to take one home. If you wish to receive your own copy in future contact Michelle at Presbyterian Support – 477 7115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture : “Inherited genes and environment: that which makes us unique” – by Prof Tony Merriman; Tuesday 4 April, 5.30pm in Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union St East. All welcome.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

 

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

 

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

This Week:

Monday 27th          1.30pm      Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at church

Thursday 30th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 2nd April   9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                            10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                            11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Caversham

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 19th March:

Exodus 17: 1-7                       Psalm 95   

Romans 5: 1-11                      John 4: 5-42

 

Parish Fair: only 2 weeks until the fair at 11am on Saturday 25th March.

  • We are still accepting items for the grocery hamper raffle
  • If you can pre-sell raffle tickets please contact the office
  • Any goods you are able to contribute will be appreciated – stalls include cakes, sweets, deli, plants & produce, elegant junk, knitwear, craft & jewellery, white elephant, books, toys & puzzles and Cavy Op Shop (good used clothing.)

These can be brought in during office hours, or phone the office to have goods collected.

 

St Margaret’s PWANZ – next meeting is this Tuesday, 14th March at 1:30. We are having a talk on "our careers and occupations" all welcome.

 

Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.

 

Neighbours Day24 / 25 March. Presbyterian Support has put together packs to make it easier for people to do something in their street for Neighbour’s Day; we have two packs to give away (one for Caversham and one for Green Island) – these include invitations, an ice-breaker bingo game, a copy of Dunedin Emergency Planning Guide, tea and coffee. These packs are in the parish office – if you plan to arrange a gathering in your street, please see Wendy to pick up a pack.

 

Exhibition Opening: Otago University Special Collections Librarian, Donald Kerr invites you to join him on Friday, 24 March 2017 at 4.30pm for the opening of the new exhibition: “500 Years On, Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.” RSVP by Friday 17 March to 479 3985 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall.  Everyone welcome. The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip.   Afternoon tea will follow.

 

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online www.dunedinrailways.co.nz. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.

 

Presbyterian Support People magazine – copies are available on the back table. Please feel free to take one home. If you wish to receive your own copy in future contact Michelle at Presbyterian Support – 477 7115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

 

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

 

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

 

This Week:

Today                         2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Monday 13th          9.00am       Deadline for April Coastal Press

                              7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 14th         1.30pm      St Margaret’s PWANZ

Wednesday 15th    7.30pm      Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 16th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 19th            9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                            10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                            11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

Next Week…..

Monday 20th                            Office Closed – Otago Anniversary Day

                                                Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Thursday 23rd      9.00am       Setting up for parish fair

                             10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 24th      9am – 7pm      Sidey Hall open for fair set up

Saturday 25th       10.00am      All fair helpers to be at Sidey Hall